A man was apparently arrested outside the Parliament House when he scribbled “Harry Lee, I love you” on the signage stone wall just outside the building. Just as he had finished scribbling the words, Certis Cisco guards ran across the lawn to nab him. Putting up a struggle, the guards had to wrestle him down before he was subdued. MM Lee is also known as Harry by his family and some friends.
I am not sure of his intent, but I am sure many people in Singapore would have loved Harry for the things that he had done – from bringing Singapore in the 60s in it’s old run-down days to modern day advancement that our neighbours can only look in awe and jealousy.
Ok. I am threading on dangerous grounds, but Harry Sir, with all due respect, I love you too! =)
Man arrested for vandalism
By Selina Lum
POLICE on Wednesday arrested a man in his 40s for vandalism, after a signage stone wall outside Parliament House was defaced at lunch hour.
At about 1.30pm, three unifomed Certis Cisco guards were seen wrestling down a man, wearing a red T-shirt and brown trousers, on the lawn outside Parliament House.
Scribbled in black marker on the top right corner of the shoulder-high wall were the words: ‘Hi Harry Lee. I love you.’
Eyewitnesses said they saw guards running across the lawn from Parliament House to nab the man while he scribbled on the wall.
It took three guards to subdue the medium-built man as he refused to be pinned down and tried to wriggle free.
As he was led away, a guard held up a piece of cardboard to cover up the words.
Soon after, other security personnel brought a canvas sheet and draped it over the sign.
The graffiti was cleaned off by 2.40pm.
In response to queries by The Straits Times, a police spokesman said: ‘On 14 Jan 09 at about 2.20pm, Police arrested a Chinese man in his late 40s for vandalism at the vicinity of Parliament House. Police investigations are ongoing.’
Source: Straits Times Interactive, http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_326123.html
Article extracted on 14th January 2009